At Morita Orthodontics, we’re proud to offer the most comprehensive options for straightening teeth beyond conventional metal braces. We understand that many people don’t want to wear visible metal braces when improving their smiles. That’s why we offer several types of Honolulu Hi clear braces which are far less noticeable than braces consisting of metal brackets and wires.
Clarity™ braces are a less noticeable way to straighten your teeth compared to traditional metal braces. While regular ceramic braces also offer this advantage, Clarity™ braces are a step up because they’re made of an enhanced ceramic material that is sturdier than classic ceramic braces. Finally, Clarity™ braces feature a comfortable design with a translucent appearance, making them a popular choice among our patients.
Compared to traditional ceramic braces, Clarity™ braces are more advanced because they are made using a stronger and more durable ceramic material developed by 3M. What’s more, Clarity™ braces won’t stain or discolor like traditional ceramic braces. Plus, they are ultra small and come in a dome-shaped design for a more comfortable fit. With the same performance as metal braces, many patients are now choosing the clear option – Clarity™!
Clear braces work just as effectively as metal braces but they’re much less noticeable, making them ideal for busy professionals, teenagers and anyone who doesn’t want to spend months wearing a mouth full of metal on their teeth. Instead of feeling self-conscious about wearing visible metal braces, people wearing clear braces can breeze through their treatment feeling good about their smiles due to the discreet nature of their orthodontic appliances.
Clear ceramic braces are the same size and shape as metal braces, except they have translucent brackets that blend into the natural color of the teeth. People who choose to wear ceramic braces feel more confident about their treatment, knowing that people are focusing on them, instead of their braces.
While clear ceramic braces are very discreet, the ceramic material is more prone to breakage than metal braces, requiring greater care on the patient’s part to avoid hard and sticky foods and activities that may damage the braces. The elastic ties used with these braces can also become discolored with time. However, these ties are changed regularly at every orthodontic visit.
Clarity braces from 3M Unitek feature a small and comfortable design with a translucent appearance. The brackets used with these braces are made from a hard, clear ceramic material that prevents discoloration and staining. Clarity braces offer a combination of aesthetics and performance, to provide patients with discreet, effective treatment and enhanced comfort.
Another option in clear braces comes in the form of aligners. Clear Invisalign aligners look similar to protective mouth guards as they fit snugly over the teeth. The aligners can be removed when eating and cleaning the teeth, making this treatment option both discreet and convenient. Clear aligners can also be removed temporarily for special occasions like weddings, interviews and school & family photos, as long as they’re put back in immediately afterward. The convenience and discreet nature of clear aligners makes Invisalign one of the most requested treatments we offer.
If you’re ready to improve your smile with clear braces, it’s time for you to contact us for an appointment! With two offices in Honolulu & Aiea, we make it very convenient for our patients to achieve their best smiles! We look forward to meeting you soon and helping you get the beautiful smile you deserve!
RE: COVID-19 (Coronavirus)
To our valued patients,
In order to prevent the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus), President Trump, the American Dental Association and the Hawaii Dental Association are recommending all dentists postpone nonemergency dental procedures for 2 weeks. Our practice is committed to protecting the community and avoiding using valuable resources that our first responders and frontline healthcare providers will need.
Our office will be closed effective today, Wednesday, March 18, and we plan to resume regular hours on Wednesday, April 1. If you are experiencing a true dental emergency including swelling or severe tooth pain, please call your general dentist office, and listen closely as emergency contact info will be available. For all nonemergent questions, please email us at [email protected].
We are so sorry for the burden this places on your schedules, but your continued health and safety are our number one priority. Our office is working diligently to reschedule all patients with existing appointments within the next 2 weeks. We will continue to evaluate the situation as it evolves and determine on a weekly basis when it is appropriate for us to return to normal orthodontic patient care. We ask for your compassion and understanding at this time as we all work together to keep Hawaii healthy.
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